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Cambridge Analytica’s parent company fined for ignoring data request
The parent company of Cambridge Analytica, which was involved in the Facebook data-harvesting scandal, has been fined £15,000 for failing to fully respond to a US citizen’s request for the information it obtained about him.
Information Commissioner finds Cambridge Analytica had ‘disturbing disregard for personal privacy’
It’s a probe unprecedented in scale, time and complexity. For months the Information Commissioner’s office has been investigating companies across the world and all of Britain’s political parties. Today Elizabeth Denham reported back to MPs.
Facebook respond to facing £500k fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it…
Cambridge Analytica whisteblower Chris Wylie reacts to testimony of former boss
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Chris Wylie discusses Alexander Nix’s appearance in front of MPs.
Reaction as former Cambridge Analytica CEO is grilled by MPs
Alexander Nix said he was “tricked” into boasting to an undercover reporter – working for this programme – that his political strategy firm used honeytraps and bribery to smear political opponents. The former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix said he had lied to impress our reporter, who was posing as a potential client. He blamed…
Steve Bannon interview on Europe’s far-right and Cambridge Analytica
One man who knows how Donald Trump rolls is Steve Bannon. The former chairman of the hard, right-wing Breitbart News website was appointed by Trump as his chief strategist after helping run the presidential campaign. But while the White House may have broken ties with Steve Bannon he’s still carrying on with the work that…
Ex-Cambridge Analytica boss speeds off to avoid questions
The former boss of Cambridge Analytica screeched off in his Audi when we tried to ask about the company being wound up in the wake of a joint investigation by Channel 4 News and The Observer. Authorities say the firm is still under investigation, despite closing down. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tells us why…
Cambridge Analytica to close all of its global operations
Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal revealed by Channel 4 News, have announced that they, along with their parent company, SCL Elections, are ceasing their global operations tonight.
Cambridge Analytica finally speak to Channel 4 News
He’s come out fighting: PR supremo Clarence Mitchell is now the public face of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the heart of the Facebook data harvesting scandal. Just two days into the job he gave a feisty press conference – accusing the media of portraying the firm as “some Bond villain”. And he’s robustly denied…
Cambridge Analytica ‘used Facebook data after being ordered to delete it’
A former senior employee at controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser, has told MPs that the company continued to use Facebook data after being ordered to delete it. Today her former boss Alexander Nix pulled out of his appearance in front of the same committee tomorrow. She also told MPs that the Brexit campaigner…
Cambridge Analytica acting CEO steps down
Cambridge Analytica has revealed that its acting chief executive Dr Alexander Tayler has stepped down from the post. Dr Tayler, who was featured in the Channel 4 News undercover investigation into Cambridge Analytica, will remain employed by the firm.
New documents reveal Cambridge Analytica pitched ‘unique’ social media data in multiple US election campaigns
According to previously unseen documents obtained by Channel 4 News, Cambridge Analytica was pitching its “unique” social media data and “psychographic profiling” to multiple Republican election campaigns in the US after harvesting the profiles of up to 87 million mostly American Facebook users.
Cambridge Analytica: The Mexico allegations
Last week, this programme exposed how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have intervened – often secretly – in elections around the world. Now the secrets are unspooling. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. Last week, that country’s Prime Minister…
Revealed: Cambridge Analytica data on thousands of Facebook users still not deleted
Facebook said it took steps to ensure harvested campaign data had been “destroyed”. But Channel 4 News has now discovered that data on thousands of people in Colorado is still circulating – and Channel 4 News has been to speak to those whose privacy was breached.
Jennifer Palmieri: ‘Russian interference and Cambridge Analytica’s efforts played part’ in US election result
When this programme secretly filmed bosses at Cambridge Analytica, they boasted of using Facebook data to help put Donald Trump in the White House. After she had lost to Trump, Hillary Clinton told us she had faced a “massive propaganda campaign”. So could it have been Cambridge Analytica’s operation that swung the 2016 election? The…